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the possibility that the original DVD is defective.
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See the
L E A N T H E D I S C

If the CD-RW drive stops writing

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T A N D B Y I N
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See the Tell Me How help file or search for the keyword standby in Help
and Support (Help in Windows 2000). To access help files, see page 28.
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H A N G E T H E W R I T E S P E E D T O A S L O W E R R A T E
must receive a steady stream of data when writing. If the stream is interrupted, an
error occurs. Closing all programs before writing to the CD-RW may also
alleviate the problem.

If you have a hard drive problem

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C A N
D
I S K
1
In Windows XP click the Start button, and then click My Computer. In
Windows 2000 double-click the My Computer icon on the Windows desktop.
2
Right-click on the drive letter (local disk) that you want to scan for errors, and
then click Properties.
3
Click the Tools tab.
4
Under Error-checking, click Check Now.
5
Click Start.
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H E C K F O R I N T E R R U P T R E Q U E S T C O N F L I C T S
D V D —
Insert another DVD to eliminate
Tell Me How
help file for instructions.
I N D O W S B E F O R E W R I T I N G T O A
The CD-RW drive
See page 50.
HINT:
standby mode to write to a
CD-RW drive, remember
C D - R W
to reenable standby mode
when you finish writing to
the CD.
Solving Pr oblems
If you disable
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